The Old Print Shop

View of the ancient Buildings belonging to Harvard-College, Cambridge, New England.


  • PUBLISHER: Published by the Columbian Magazine, Philadelphia.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1788.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 3 1/4 x 5 3/4" (8.3 x 14.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A rare 18th century American produced view of Harvard.<br><br> Shown left to right is Harvard Hall, Stoughton Hall and Massachusetts Hall.<br><br> This view appeared in the December. 1788 issue of the Columbian Magazine and was based on the Burgis-Price view of 1743. Although unsigned, it is likely the work of James Trenchard, a co-owner of the Magazine and the engraver of nearly all the plates that appeared in it.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for soft fox mark in the lower left margin. Drum mounted.

  • REFERENCE: Bail, Views of Harvard, #13, plate XVII; Stauffer #1819.

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